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      July 19, 2019

      Friday   8:00 PM

      2803 6th Avenue
      Tacoma, Washington 98406


      Tim "Too Slim" & the Taildraggers came out of Spokane, Washington like a man with the hellhounds nipping at his heels in 1986. Twenty-eight years and 18 albums later the band is still not only going strong but are hot on the heels of their newest release, a two-disc anthology containing 34 tunes, including three new tunes produced by Tom Hambridge. All tunes with the exception of three were written by Langford and of those three, two were co-written by Langford & Hambridge and one was co-written by Hambridge and Jim Suhler. Tim Langford is a spectacular guitarist, songwriter and vocalist whose music has a timeless quality that will hold up over time, selling equally well twenty years down the road as it does on its release date. Backing him on this project are Tom Hambridge on drums and background vocals, Bob Britt on guitar, Tommy McDonald on bass, Jon Coleman on piano and organs. Then, there are the special guests, Curtis Salgado on vocals (track 1 on disc 2), Jimmy Hall on vocals (track 7 on disc 2) and Lauren Evans on vocals (track 14 on disc 2). Langford loses no time getting to the point. The first disc opens with a hypnotic swamp-rocker titled "Wishing Well" and does not slow matters down until the double disc extravaganza finishes with the hauntingly beautiful instrumental, "Princeville Serenade." This band crosses musical lines like they don't exist and, the way this cat plays, they don't exist. From hard-driving blues tunes that can propel you down the road like that last cup of coffee was jet fuel to slow and melodic tunes that can lull the baby to sleep with ease they ease their way through the spectrum like it was a walk in the park. The tunes on this compilation span the past fifteen years. The variety of styles represented appeals to a wide variety of listeners with widely varied musical preferences and they glide through the changes with ease, taking the listening audience on a virtual rollercoaster ride. While it is a greatest hits collection, this compilation is so well put together that the listener is taken on a seamless ride that manages to hold their attention from start to finish with no bumps in the road so to speak. This is a great piece of work and one of a very few greatest hits compilations I would recommend so highly. There's not a weak spot on the entire disc and that is rare for a normal single disc, let alone a double disc with better than thirty tunes represented. This one is a winner. - Bill Wilson- See more at:

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